What's New? 

7.7.2017

My Featured Artist Exhibition "Jeweled Forest" is up at Parklane Gallery!  The show will run through the month of July and I'm really excited to display this new body of work. It's a departure from the White Tree series in that I'm using a much bolder, brighter palette for these playful pieces, rendered in a style that is much flatter and more graphic than restful sceneries. This work was a joy to create; each piece felt like playtime with paints!  I am looking forward to working further in this new style.

 
"Evening Serenade"

"Evening Serenade"

"Bound by Summer"

"Bound by Summer"

"Juxtaposition Over Time"

"Juxtaposition Over Time"

6.2.2017

July is getting closer and the body of work that I'm doing to prepare for my Featured Artist Exhibition at Parkelane Gallery is progressing!  Here are a couple of sketches... these are being done as 18x60" paintings... by far the largest that I've painted in the past.  I'm learning a lot; in a couple weeks I'll post a few of the finished pieces.

Sketches of the large verticals paintings

Sketches of the large verticals paintings

5.10.17

Just returned from a workshop with Bob Burridge, down at his studio in California. A full 4 days with an undraped (and sometimes costumed) model, I experimented with a bright palette, collage and a loose abstract figurative painting style. Bob was, as always, very inspirational and supportive and I highly recommend his classes or workshops to any artist, whether working in traditional or contemporary styles. The works I'm showing here are not finished, but are just a few of pieces coming out of the studio which I'll now finish up in the next few weeks (honestly, probably after I'm done preparing for my July show!)

Unfinished workshop exploration (#1 of 12)

Unfinished workshop exploration (#1 of 12)

Unfinished workshop exploration (#2 of 12)

Unfinished workshop exploration (#2 of 12)

Unfinished workshop exploration #3 of 12)

Unfinished workshop exploration #3 of 12)

 

4.8.17

Happy April!  I'm currently working on my new series in preparation for a Featured Artist Show that I'm having at Parklane Gallery in July.  This series, which I'm calling "Red Forest" is quite different from my White Trees.  In terms of color palette, they are much more vibrant and bright than the subdued blues and greens of forest scenes. These are much more graphic as well, and more 'planned' than the white trees which take shape by themselves in a more organic way as the paintings progress.  Right now I'm really having fun, so I'll keep you posted as I continue to further develop this style. 


3.20.2017

Welcome to my new site!  The biggest thing that is new is that I've transitioned over to a new site that is much more mobile-friendly. So give it a go!  Check it out on your phone or small tablet.  

Thanks for stopping by to check it out, and come back each month to find something new that I've added. Hopefully you'll find it of interest!

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